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by Krishnan / October 30, 2004 12:19 AM PDT

I want to know how to uninstall MSN messenger 4.2 which is bundled with XP home edition as this is required to install MSN messenger 6.2.

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Re: MSN Messenger
by roddy32 / October 30, 2004 12:26 AM PDT
In reply to: MSN Messenger

MSN Messenger 4.2 is probably listed in the control panel under add/remove programs. Did you check there? Are you sure it's 4.2 that you have? That version is ancient.

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Re: MSN Messenger
by glenn30 / October 30, 2004 1:43 AM PDT
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Are you sure it is MSN Messenger? Originally XP came with Windows Messenger 4.7 bundled and it's not easy to remove as Microsoft made it a part of XP and very difficult to separate.

For me in order to install MSN Messenger I went to Program Files and renamed "Messenger" to "Messenger {disabled}". I first changed all settings for it not to start at startup or when Internet Explorer started. That worked for me.

Others will have different methods so I leave it to them to share with you. This works for me and I am using MSN Messenger 6.2.

Best of luck,

Glenn

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Re: MSN Messenger
by roddy32 / October 30, 2004 2:02 AM PDT
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Good advice Glenn, I think Windows Messenger is what she means also. I have no idea why but I never had any problems installing MSN Messenger with XP even though Window's Messenger 4.7 was already on this computer. MSN's Messenger was 6.0 at the time I think though but I have no idea why that would make any difference. I've upgraded since then to 6.2 and had no problems.

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Re: MSN Messenger
by glenn30 / October 30, 2004 2:26 AM PDT
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Thanks roddy32. I cannot explain why some had problems and others did not... I did and had both Icons in the lower right tray fighting for supremacy rights. Grin Anyway I think my suggestion will fix it.

Have a great day!

Glenn

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Re: MSN Messenger
by Krishnan / November 21, 2004 8:18 PM PST
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Thanks to All. I got my old version removed thro' Add/Remove components option. Now MSN 6.2 alone is there and working well.

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome Krishnan
by roddy32 / November 21, 2004 9:47 PM PST
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